A Dream in a Dream


a dream in a dream

sand slipping through old fingers

autumn leaves turn red           (Georgia)


young fingers straining to reach

elusive blue skies               (Blake)


This poem was written for Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #61, Georgia’s “a dream in a dream”, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. In this challenge a haiku by Georgia of Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library was our inspiration and we were asked to take her hokku and add two lines in approximately 7/7 syllables, to create a two-person tanka, a tan renga. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here.

5 thoughts on “A Dream in a Dream

    • Well, I thought I’d best give it a go, especially since Kristjaan (at your suggestion, I hear) mentioned using a haiku of mine.

      As you see, I’m wary of straying from what the haiku contains already – it’s still an odd concept to me, completing someone else’s writing :S

      • It’s a bit of a strange concept for me, too – but a good exercise. Is he going to use one of your haiku then ? That’s quite an honor! Hope you don’t mind that i suggested your work…..

      • Oh no, I was certainly honoured – that you suggested it and that he concurred 😉

        He asked about the lantern poem, Tiny Blazes, and I said “cool!” Cos it is.

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